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So... Hasbro is brining back the Titanium Series?

Is this just a "let's do a new run of our old stuff just to mess with Hot Wheels / Mattel" or will there be new ships?  Gotta be new ships for TFA, right?  Hmmm...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:43 AM »
But besides that, I mean if they're 5POA with this loftier pricetag...  I just won't buy them.  I'm kinda ok with that.  Sad sure, but still I'm ok.

Is it just collector rationalization to frame it this way:
- 1995 = 5/6 POA, $5
- 2015 = 5 POA, $8

That's just a 2.4% price hike a year if you ignore everything that happened in-between. :P


You're like, 'I'm not with that guy.'

Over the years, I've said basically that very thing a few times to Derryl Depreist after fellow "collector sites" have read him the riot act about one thing or another. :D


YOU GUYS ARE WHY HASBLO IS GETTING AWAY WITH IT!  WE NEED TO BE ASKING THEM THE TOUGH QUESTIONS!  HOLDING THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE!

RIGHT ON!!!  ASK THEM WHY THEY CANT GET THEIR PRODUCT IN THE STORES SO I CAN BITCH ABOUT THE TERRIBLE CHARACTER SELECTION AND THE PRICE AS I BUY THEM ANYWAY!!


What I'm looking forward to least about the Hasbro panel reveals will be the "told you so" commentaries afterward.

Oh man, you're right about that.  Ir's going to be insufferable on many levels. I blocked off my work calendar for tomorrow afternoon to revel in the Twitter/Facebook aftermath.

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If you absolutely have to have this set ASAP and don't mind paying the full $130 for it, you can order one now at ToysRus.com.

edit:
Or, if you absolutely, positively have money to flush down the toilet, you can pre-order one for $195 at BBTS:-X

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In ANH, Obi-Wan knows who Vader is. How?

It's been a while since I watched ROTS, but I'm pretty sure Yoda says something about Anakin being consumed by "Darth Vader" in the Jedi Temple video room?  Right after they watch the temple security video/holo of Palps and Anakin/Vader at the temple... 

I could buy that he would be surprised to find out Anakin/Vader lived, but I thought he knew Anakin=Vader from the Jedi Temple stuff.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 9, 2015, 12:24 PM »
If they go to $15 for MS, then the two figures better both be new and interesting.  No more new figure with a repacked Stormtrooper.

That's a fair point.  $15 for one figure you want and one you don't need will sting pretty bad, especially if they are still 5POA.


I know most people disagree, but a figure like Mosep Bineed - for me, I don't need him to be super articulated. He will never do anything. Now a stormtrooper or Jedi or Sith Lord, they need some extra articulation. That's counter to a collector based line so I know we'll likely never see obscure characters anywhere other than a premium line, but my two cents.

Salt-shaker Senators/Aliens can be fine at times but you hit on the key there.  Mosep would have probably been fine as a 5-8 POA figure.  But he isn't really a candidate for a kid line... and if you try to stick a 5POA type figure in the $13 Black Series line... well you saw how well the R5 and Yoda figures were received last Fall (hint - not very well).   :-\

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I'm kinda torn on Kenobi.  On one hand, I'd like to see Ewan reprise the role for a new movie about old Ben...  but on the other hand, what does he do?

I've always kind of imagined he just lived out his days in the desert, studying Jedi stuff and watching over Luke.  I just assumed he never really did much because why would he? 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 9, 2015, 10:37 AM »
Based on the little tags on the displays, it looks like the Fall 2015 3.75" main line will be Star Wars Universe or something like that.   Much easier to say/type than "Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends", I guess. :P


I would like to hear more about the kerfuffle at the Hasbro Booth last night too. I read some comments that it was getting ugly in line...

SDCC í15: Star Wars Fever Causes Chaos At Hasbro Booth


It looks like the price on those Mission Series 2-packs is going up.  I have to wonder if Hasbro is going to add any more articulation in this line.  But that price jump from $9.99 to $14.99 isn't exactly welcome.

Well, if the Target DPCI is correct and the 3.75" basic figure line will be $8, you can't really be selling 2-packs right next to those for $10, can you? ;)

Sure looks like $8 for singles, $15 for 2-packs will be the new norm.  As for more articulation, it doesn't really look like the Ahsoka and Vader have any more... but I guess we can still hope other figures will.  :-\

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Nice to see sane, rational toy collectors are still the norm at SDCC.   ::)

People getting punched, getting pushed, getting robbed - just to try and buy an exclusive box and booklet.  I feel really bad for the actual fans trying to buy this thing, with a line full of slimeballs and re-sellers looking to make (or steal) a quick buck.  :-\

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 8, 2015, 10:39 PM »
Preview night is tonight (now).  I've seen a lot of early pics on twitter/facebook.  The Hasbro booth looks pretty much like the Celebration booth so far - nothing new. 

One whole Force Awakens type section though with "new figure here Friday at 1:30pm" so they must be breaking out new stuff after the panel...

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Other Collectibles / Re: ACME Character Keys
« on: July 8, 2015, 10:36 PM »
That is awesome - congrats on getting one and props to Anton for the assist! :)

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 8, 2015, 11:48 AM »
Or, of course, the graphic could be bogus and the Fett/Solo thing is just fanboy nonsense.

Yep, fake.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 8, 2015, 11:16 AM »
And then there's this graphic that got leaked this morning that revealed the working title of FETT/SOLO - Anthology.  So will we wind up with Temuera Morrison stepping in to play Boba Fett if this is legit?

Some interesting tidbits from a Disney blog -

"Thatís right, folks, they used the word characters. That makes us think that there will be additional familiar faces in this new film."

"With the big Star Wars presentation at this yearís San Diego Comic Con scheduled for Friday night and the D23 Expo just around the corner (in August), expect more details (like how this relates to the Star Wars Anthology film that Fantastic Four director Josh Trank recently left) soon."


That last bit about how the Han movie relates to the Anthology film that Trank left (rumored to be a Boba Fett movie) is pretty interesting...  just what are they saying/teasing there? 

Are they teasing the Han Film was the Trank/Fett movie?  If so, that Fett/Solo thing kinda works I guess.

Or maybe they're teasing that these anthology movies aren't as "stand alone" as we previously thought?  Maybe there's a Han Movie, the Fett/Trank movie, and then a Fett/Solo team-up movie???

Or, of course, the graphic could be bogus and the Fett/Solo thing is just fanboy nonsense.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 8, 2015, 10:58 AM »
At the very least I'd like to see 8 POA if possible, but every point of articulation that's added means increased costs.  And we all know that will lead to costs getting passed onto the consumer.

The Target DPCI that leaked earlier this summer (087-06-3658) put the line at $8.  Hopefully that price increase means a 8-9 POA line and not a price-grab on a 5POA line.

If the figures are nice and moderately articulated at that 8-9 POA level (neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees) for $8, that may be a nice compromise between $6 figures and $13 figures.


But yeah, the hope of a 3.75" collector/SA basic figure line has been dying a little each day since Toy Fair.  Just not sustainable at the current $13 point.  Bringing it back as a VOTC type sub-line or some sort of expensive retailer exclusive is probably the future for "collector" level super-articulated figures.   :-\

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 7, 2015, 05:34 PM »
Getting closer...  starting to see some "floor set-up" type pics on Twitter and movie sites

Looks like there will be a pretty good Force Friday push.

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